Published on January 19, 2017
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2 to 4 p.m.
Brought to you by MPP Ann Hogarth’s office.
A consumer protection workshop.
Free entry and will include pop and cookies!
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2 to 4 p.m.
Brought to you by MPP Ann Hogarth’s office.
A consumer protection workshop.
Free entry and will include pop and cookies!
These late 1960s Barrie Campus students and staff are pictured here enjoying the “fast food” of their time. Share your Throwback Thursday memories (more than a year old) throughout 2017 for a chance to win a Tim Hortons gift card!
Research Analyst students presented the results of their major research projects to industry partners from Ipsos Canada and Environics Research Group in October of this year. As part of the program’s curriculum, the purpose of these projects is to enable students to gain practical experience in how to conduct applied research to meet the needs of an external client organization, as well as how to manage a full research process from proposal development to project implementation and delivery of the final results.
Client organizations for this year’s projects included Napoleon, County of Simcoe, MRT Automation, Rural Ontario Medical Program, Association for Bright Children of Ontario, and Plug n’ Drive, among others.
Each year, students who do an exceptional job on their major projects are invited to compete for the John H. Fryer Award (sponsored by Ipsos) and the Environics Award in Social Research, each of which is valued at $2,000. Winners are selected by a panel of judges from the two sponsoring organizations. Six teams from the fall 2015 and winter 2016 cohorts competed in this year’s competition.
This year’s winning teams, announced at the awards ceremony in December, were:
Many thanks to Ipsos and Environics for their generous support of these awards. All students who participate in this annual competition greatly benefit from the opportunity to present and discuss their work with leading industry researchers, senior managers and executives.
Congratulations to all of this year’s participants!
Georgian’s Health and Wellness clinics are a hidden gem at the Barrie Campus. Offered through the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences, the clinics are extremely affordable with flexible evening hours for staff and students.
The clinics serve a dual purpose. They are a learning environment for students, providing them with practical experience on real clients, under the guidance of experienced professionals including physicians, nurse practitioners, dental hygienists, dentists, massage therapists and others. The clinics also meet the local demand for affordable health care in the community – which includes Georgian’s staff and students.
“We’ve finalized our winter hours and our students are looking forward to helping their fellow peers and staff members with their health care needs,” said Christy Petherick, Customer Service Clerk for the clinics.
The Massage clinics offer a variety of services including specialized clinics for pregnant women, infants and those suffering from fibromyalgia or sports injuries.
Georgian’s Spa and Esthetics clinic is a state-of-the-art facility offering esthetic treatments at reduced rates to the community.
“We use the most current equipment, technology and professional product lines,” says Petherick. “Our clinic consists of 10 massaging pedicure stations, 10 manicure stations, a Vichy shower, an infrared sauna, specialized facial equipment, private treatment rooms and a spacious change room facility.”
Services in the Oral Health Clinic include assessments, polishing, fluoride application, dental sealants and oral health education. The clinic also offers free sports guards to those who qualify. Students are supervised by dental hygienists and dental assistants.
The clinics are located on the first floor of the Sadlon Health, Wellness and Sciences Centre at the Barrie Campus. Read more about the clinics, prices and a full list of winter hours.
This Throwback Thursday (TBT) photo from the late 1960s shows the Barrie Campus in its infancy, at its permanent location on Duckworth Street. The largest of the college’s seven campuses, it now boasts 12 buildings totaling one million square feet on a 110-acre site. Continue reading →
There are a number of ways you can find out. We recommend you monitor more than one communications channel:
Campus closures may also be announced on local radio.
If the risk is too great to travel, you must take responsibility for your personal safety and make a sound decision based on your particular circumstance. Current conditions at your campus, or on your commute to campus, may be quite different from those at your home location. If your campus remains open but you can’t make it in, consult faculty or the appropriate academic office to discuss alternative arrangements if you miss a class, exam, assignment or other deadline.
The college intends to remain open to deliver programs and services to students. However, when the safety of students and staff is jeopardized or the college’s ability to operate effectively is compromised, classes may be cancelled or campuses closed.
The decision for each campus is made independently based on its particular circumstances. Hearing that one campus is closed does not necessarily mean that any other campus is affected:
In an effort to provide college operations as fully as possible, Georgian’s campus closure procedure allows for the possibility of re-opening campuses that have closed earlier in the day due to weather or other emergency situations. A campus may re-open if, for instance:
If the college is considering re-opening a campus later in the day, this possibility will be noted when the closure is first announced. It will then be your responsibility to monitor the communications channels listed above to check whether classes and other operations will resume.
If campuses are re-opened, students and staff are expected to attend.
Snow clearing operations are difficult at the best of times:
Captain Bradley Moore joined the Centre for Marine Training and Research at Georgian College seven years ago. The majority of his work is focused on simulation research and project coordination. He also teaches regularly.
He recently contributed to analysis and development of the virtual Equinox Class of vessel, in conjunction with the Transas hydrodynamics team from St. Petersburg, Russia.
His investigation of simulated new and multi-year ice dynamics, as related to vessel interaction and operational procedures, led him to present on Simulated Response Preparedness in Harsh Environments at the Maritime Arctic Safety and Security conference in 2014.
In 2012, Captain Moore conducted a transportation logistics study through simulation for the Port of Goderich. This study assisted in determining the re-design and future uses of the port after the city’s natural disaster.
In 2011, Captain Moore began the development of the Contiguous Hydrodynamic Simulation Model Of Great Lakes Basin and Connecting Waters. This application of technology integrated over 500,000 data points and is the only one of its kind in Canada.
While attending University of Toronto for Engineering Science, Brad founded and became the CEO of ComSoft Systems. Over 10 years, he led extensive research and development projects in cloud computing, with a focus on transportation logistics and business integration.
Brad began his sailing career in 1982 on the Great Lakes. In 1984, he sailed out of Canadian waters on to the North Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian oceans.
A lifelong learner, he holds multiple certificates: Simulation Instructor and Development, Teaching and Training Adults, Master 500t, Watch-Keeping Mate, as well as all MEDs, SENs, GMDSS-ROC, ECDIS, Company Security Officer and Celestial Navigation certificates. Brad also earned his private and commercial pilot’s licenses.
Funding was confirmed today for a new, $30-million Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre at the Barrie Campus of Georgian College. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced $10.8 million in funding through the Government of Canada’s Post‑Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund.
The three-storey building will provide study and learning space for students enrolled in new diploma and degree programs. It will also be an important resource where academia and industry can collaborate to innovate, diversify the economy and create new opportunities for the future.
Key to this economic growth will be the Centre for Research, Innovation and Commercialization (C-RIC) which will be housed in the centre. It will play an essential role in creating a powerful local entrepreneurship climate and in supporting the diversification of the economy. It will include research and commercialization space for business and industry, including incubator, changemaker and fabrication space. Until now, central Ontario has not had a dedicated facility of any kind related to research, acceleration or commercialization.
More than 800 degree and diploma students will use the labs and collaboration facilities in the centre. It will be home to Simcoe County’s first electrical engineering degree, offered by Georgian in partnership with Lakehead University. Students will graduate job-ready with both a diploma and a degree, the best of a college and university education, in just four years. In future years, the centre will allow for the growth of additional degree studies in mechanical, civil and software engineering.
For students in Georgian’s environmental programs, as well as industry partners, the centre will be a living lab. Sustainable building construction and energy efficiency principles are incorporated throughout the new facility. The centre will also be home to the first two years of a new combined degree-diploma program focused on environmental sustainability in partnership with Lakehead.
In addition to federal funding announced today, the Centre for Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research will be financed by $1.8 million from the provincial government, a $5-million contribution from the County of Simcoe and $5 million from the City of Barrie.
Georgian will work with the community and industry partners to secure additional funds through its Power of Education campaign. The building will open for use by the fall of 2018.
This historic investment by the Government of Canada is a down payment on the government’s vision to position Canada as a global centre for innovation. That means making Canada a world leader in turning ideas into solutions, science into technologies, skills into middle-class jobs and start-up companies into global successes.
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Our government is proud to support this important project, which will give Georgian College students access to renewed and upgraded facilities at the Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre. We know that providing access to high-quality education and training facilities is critical to building the highly skilled workforce we need to support good jobs and economic growth for today and tomorrow, and this investment will help us to do it.
– Ann Hoggarth, MPP for Barrie
We are so proud that postsecondary education continues to expand in Simcoe County, providing opportunities for our residents, fueling our skilled labour market and driving our economy and communities forward. The new Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre will serve as a hub to support our local industries and manufacturing businesses while continuing to position Georgian College as a provincial leader in producing highly skilled, job-ready graduates.
– Warden Gerry Marshall, County of Simcoe
This catalytic project will support our local labour market needs, advance Barrie’s economic investment strategy for the creation of a vibrant start-up ecosystem to achieve greater economic diversity, and enable greater industrial competitiveness and resiliency through increased access to research, technology and innovation infrastructure.
– Jeff Lehman, Mayor, City of Barrie
The new Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre will be a game changer – an inspirational home for diploma and degree studies as well as a boost for our local economy. When people think of Georgian College, they first think of students, and we are proud of that. This new building reinforces that Georgian is a resource for business and industry. This innovation and research centre will be a catalyst for change and help to build the future of our communities for decades to come.
– Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO, Georgian College
We are thrilled for the possibilities that this new centre brings, like new degree and diploma programs, new labs and research facilities. As the president of the Georgian College Electric Vehicle Racing Club, where we design and construct a small electrical car, I am eager to utilize the resources this facility will bring. This new building will provide us with new labs and fabrication spaces for students like myself to work on our projects.
– Mark Reckzin, Mechanical Engineering Technology student, Georgian College
Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre
The $30-million, three-storey, 56,000-square-foot facility will be a centerpiece of Georgian’s Barrie Campus, prominently facing busy Highway 400. The centre will include:
In addition to federal and provincial contributions, the centre is also supported with a $5-million investment from the County of Simcoe and $5-million from the City of Barrie. Georgian and its donors and industry partners will provide additional funding.
Centre for Research, Innovation and Commercialization (C-RIC)
Central Ontario’s first engineering degrees
Key learning and research opportunities for students in Georgian’s environmental degree and diploma programs as well as industry partners include the ability to capture data on the usage and functionality of:
The Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre will also be home to the first two years of a combined degree-diploma in environmental sustainability in partnership with Lakehead University.
The Last Class is looking for experienced line cooks to start this January for the winter semester. Past restaurant experience required, must have good work ethic, be punctual, hard working, and wanting to work in a faced paced environment.
Must be a current student of Georgian College.
Send your resume, cover letter, and school schedule to Nicholas.Bergeron@Georgian
Who inspires you? Nominate them for a 2017 Board of Governors’ Award of Distinction. The awards celebrate staff, alumni and community partners who inspire excellence and have gone above and beyond in their contributions to the college.
Putting forth a nomination is easy. All you need to do is follow the steps, outline how your nominee meets specific award criteria, and acquire two supporting signatures. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 10.
Spread the word and encourage your peers to consider recognizing someone they know who has made a difference at Georgian.
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